For those reading this while stuck in holiday Friday traffic, you should know that the AJC’s Ariel Hart is reporting that the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP is preparing to announce official statewide opposition to the upcoming T-SPLOST vote. The DeKalb County chapter had previously indicated opposition.
Perhaps the best reaction is from paid advocate Jeff Dickerson, who says the NAACP is out of step with black leaders. No really.
A spokesman for the campaign to pass the Atlanta-area referendum, Jeff Dickerson, replied that the NAACP was “out of step with African-American leaders” on the issue. He cited supporters such as U.S. Reps. John Lewis and Hank Johnson, and former Ambassador Andrew Young.
So, the TEA Party (angry white Republicans), Sierra Club (Angry white Democrats), and the NAACP (Black people who don’t know their place) have all lined up against the Governor, Chamber of Commerce, and Arthur Blank.
Pass the popcorn. This is just STARTING to get fun.